About UsNorthborough Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council Northboro Southboro Special Education Parent Advisory Council SPEDPAC NSPAC
NSPAC is a volunteer organization serving as a resource to parents and guardians of children in the Northborough/Southborough district with special needs and learning differences. 
 
Our membership is open to parents and guardians of children who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), 504s or anyone interested in special education within the Northborough/ Southborough School District.  
 
We work closely with the district administration and educators to identify areas of need and act in an advisory role to the school committee and the administration.
 
Why We Have a PAC
Special Education Parent Advisory Councils are state mandated advisory groups. Read the state regulations here.
 
 
What We Do
 
We are a positive and solution oriented group who play an integral role in the programs, research, and solutions that are provided to the children and families who benefit from differentiated learning.
  • Present monthly educational programs on a variety of topics.
  • Provide a broad range of information, contacts, and networking opportunities.
  • Share resource information (books, programs, evaluators, etc).
  • Facilitate connections with other parents dealing with similar issues and professionals who can help.
 

 

 

 

 

 
Join our Email List:
Send a blank email message to
nspac-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
You will receive an invitation you must respond to.

Upcoming Events:

Deadline is May 9th.


Go the Distance Awards Night
Tuesday, May 24 - 6PM
Algonquin High School Cafeteria
(click to zoom)



The Most Common Cause of OCD and Anxiety that Your Pediatrician Has not Heard of…P.A.N.D.A.S

Presented by Kim Turgeon
Wednesday April 27, 2016 7:00-8:15PM
Northborough Public Library  Northborough MA 01532
Parking off of Patty Lane



"Coffee and Connect"
January through June will be located
at the Northborough Library


These monthly sessions offered on the first Wednesday of the month are an opportunity for attendees to connect with others in the special education community. A specific topic of discussion is chosen by the participants of that session and time is also allocated for sharing and brainstorming on challenges and unmet needs.

Wed., May 4, 2016 10AM-12PM, Northborough Library      
Topics:
General Meeting and The Changing  Landscape of Mental Health
discussion with Algonquin HS Adjustment Counselor, Deb Guterman and Kim Spiliakos, Peaslee School Psychologist.  They will show some statistics from the Metrowest health survey, discuss what we are seeing in terms of mental health issues in our schools, and what we can do to foster resiliency in our children.  They will also provide some available resources.
Past Presentation:

2015/2016 "Basic Rights "- Attorney Dan Perlman




Monthly Newsletters 2015-2016
Feb

Monthly Newsletters 2014-2015



Local Events Calendar
 

Past Events and Resources


 



Go the Distance Awards Recipients for the 2013-2014 School  Year

  High Quality Transition Assessments
April 10, 2014  Small Performance Theater (hallway H)
Algonquin H.S.

 

 
Turning 18 Checklist

 
Here's a handy chart to print and keep that explains how the
45 school day timeline for evaluations and production of IEPs/504s works.
 
 

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